ConAgra, the producer that distributed salmonella contaminated peanut butter to thousands of consumers under the labels Pater Pan and Great Value, denies all allegations made in the class action lawsuit filed in Rome, Georgia.  Full story

Peanut butter producer ConAgra has denied all allegations made against it in a federal lawsuit seeking more than $5 million in damages because of alleged salmonella poisoning. The lawsuit and the corporation’s response have been filed in U.S. District Court in Rome.

Plaintiffs charge that the Delaware-based company distributed contaminated peanut butter that caused hundreds of consumers in more than 40 states to contract the illness and many to be hospitalized.

The Food and Drug Administration in February warned consumers about salmonella detected in peanut butter under the Peter Pan and Great Value labels made at the corporation’s plant in Sylvester.